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personalise your prints: introducing my-picture.co.uk

April 18th, 2018 | Rachel Parry

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As one of the most prized memories of a wedding day its only right that the images captured on your special day should be shown off to the max.

You may well choose to have a wedding album printed, though after time chances are this will become stored away out of sight. But there are many fantastic and creative ways to give your wedding images daily pride of place, not only in your home, but in those of family and friends too.

Keen to help showcase such memories is our brand new Sponsor that we’re introducing you to on the blog today, My-Picture.co.uk. Offering an easy-to-use online personalised printing service across the UK, this inspirational website makes selecting and ordering fabulous print products are simple as saying “I do”.

Choose from high quality canvasses and photobooks to more specialised items, such as calendars, mugs, phone cases and cushions. We love the idea of gifting such items to loved ones, so they can share in the memories, and also putting together a customised ‘photo wall’ of canvasses in your own home to showcase your big day to all who visit.

Here to tell us more about the easy-peasy process and super snappy products on offer is the wonderful team behind My-Picture.co.uk…

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Can you give us a brief overview of My-Picture.co.uk and the services that you offer to wedding couples?

the team say: My-Picture.co.uk is one of the biggest, personalised printing services across the whole United Kingdom. Specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of customisable wall décor and lifestyle accessories, over the years My-Picture.co.uk has proven itself as a reliable, wallet-friendly service with strong business traditions and a highly-regarded, customer-centric philosophy. It is also one of the most sought-after services when it comes to printing photos from special occasions and celebrations such as weddings.

What is the process of My-Picture.co.uk? Can you briefly talk us through the ordering service and delivery?

The process is devised to be effortless on the customer’s part. The client selects the product and instantly uploads their photo. Once the photo is generated on the product in a preview screen, the client can play around with additional customization options. With the product design completed comes the checkout screen. After filling a couple of fields, the client picks the most convenient payment method, and frankly, it’s where the process ends for the customer. The product is dispatched roughly 24 hours after order confirmation and arrives in a couple of days’ time.

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Why do couples like to go beyond a simple album with their big day images?

The wedding photo culture has changed in a lot of ways with the advent of image-based social media sites. Exhibiting your wedding photos and video edits online has become a standard. Thus, when it comes down to giving your wedding photo genuinely special treatment, people tend to think of ways to elevate the whole wedding photo idea on a conceptual level. Photo albums are great, but they have a tendency to lay untouched for years, lying on a corner of a shelf and collecting dust.

What products would you recommend for couples wanting to display images around their home?

Apart from the standard selections such as a photo on canvas, My-Picture.co.uk offers a wide range of other wall décor options. While formats such as aluminium, passe-partout, and acrylic print could work out perfectly for those interested in shiny surfaces and a sophisticated gallery-like appearance, photo canvas prints and photos on forex will be the perfect match for those who prefer mobility and amazing price performance.

And, what products would you suggest as gifts for couples to gift to their loved ones?

Although we tend to view all of our products as gift-worthy articles, there are some that stand out as particularly suitable specifically for the wedding theme. The already mentioned photo book with the simple and rich design options is a great way to compress the whole day into a single, wonderfully presented medium. Meanwhile, items such as photo phone cases and photo mugs provide the option to wake up and live with the memory each new day. Anyway, the ability to choose is a wonderful thing!

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What is the feedback like from couples about My-Picture.co.uk? What do they love about the website, products, and services?

The feedback is really good. Couples ordering digital reproductions of their wedding day photos usually cannot stress enough how quick and fuss-free the whole ordering-delivering affair is. The quality of the print itself is also a subject of acclaim. People love seeing their emotions re-created with such precision and accuracy. The more true-to-life the image, the greater its emotional impact.

What sets My-Picture.co.uk apart from other photo printing companies?

My-Picture.co.uk really positions itself as a people’s service. With incredible pricing and simplicity over flashiness, it’s designed to put the photography in first place, just as it should be. Of course, the price and quality ratio hugely contribute to this. It would be a hard task to find an alternative that offers items for a price that’s three times less the original market value yet without any sacrifices regarding the quality side of things.

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How can couples find out more and view the various product options?

My-Picture.co.uk has quite an established online presence. New sales and special offers are regularly announced on our Facebook page while our Instagram feed offers great insight into how your preferred image might look in different types of interiors. Here, you can also soak up some inspiration for your interior solutions in general. Just follow our social media channels, save the items you desire for later, and get updated every time a hot deal comes around!

Any other exciting news to share?

Yes, in fact, there is some good news! A new product has been added to our selection, a product that combines the best of high-tech digital photo printing and organic materials. Photo print on wood is a new, beautiful looking décor piece with an unbelievable price tag! The plywood edge has a beautiful rustic radiance that makes the piece perfect for cosy huts and backyard studios. Safe to say, this will greatly complement wedding photos taken in a natural environment!

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get gifting: top present picks from the wedding shop

March 21st, 2017 | Rachel Parry

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This morning we’re focusing on one of our very favourite things – presents!! – as we catch up with our fabulous Sponsor, The Wedding Shop.

As a fee-free, multi-retailer gift list provider, The Wedding Shop, provides unrivalled choice when it comes to creating a personalised wedding gift list, with the option to combine products with honeymoon and cash contributions, and even set up a charity fund.

Couples can choose to build their wish list online, or alternatively within one of The Wedding Shop’s beautiful showrooms, including their newly launched Edinburgh store. Located on the Scottish capital’s prestigious shopping thoroughfare; Dundas Street, the launch follows The Wedding Shop’s luxurious revamp of their Selfridges London showroom last September, and expands their portfolio to four locations, including stores in Chelsea and Dublin.

The beautiful new showroom provides the perfect relaxing and inspirational environment for couples to meet with their own personal advisor and compile their dream list – over a glass of champagne, of course!

To celebrate the launch of the Scottish showroom, The Wedding Shop team has complied its top gift list must-haves for 2017, seeking inspiration from top product designers and looking across its range of unique real-life experiences.

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Commenting on current gift list trends, we speak to Edinburgh showroom manager Nicola Gemmell.

nicola says: Feedback from our clients indicates that ‘experience’ is the new luxury in gift lists, as couples wish to create life-long memories not just increase their collection of personal belongings.

For those that are looking to enhance their interiors through their gift choices, 2017 is all about bringing the outdoors indoors; from botanical-inspired and organic patterned homewares to the use of earthy tones and raw materials. That said, your home is a very personal space and should reflect your own tastes and experiences, not simply the trends. With thousands of products from over 350 brands to choose from at The Wedding Shop, you have the option to be able to select pieces which will ensure your home is fresh, fashionable and functional, but more importantly, you.

I look forward to welcoming couples to our inspiring space and helping them to choose from our portfolio of products as well as being able to add honeymoon vouchers, cash contributions, experiences, and anything else they desire.

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50 shades of green

Greenery’, Pantone’s colour of the year 2017, is a refreshing and revitalising shade, symbolic of new beginnings. Therefore, what better way to mark the commencement of married life than giving the gift of green? The Wedding Shop has a multitude of gorgeous green products, from Aquanova towels and LSA glassware to Pooky lampshades, Addison Ross picture frames and even vibrant kitchen appliances.

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friday fabulous: thomas sabo’s love bridge collection

June 17th, 2016 | Julia Braime

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Here at Brides Up North, we’ve always been fans of Thomas Sabo‘s range of fashionable, wearable jewellery, so when our go-to jewellery brand decided to throw some extra romance into the mix, the result was always going to be right up our street.

thomas sabo say: Our bridal jewellery collection is all about eternalising the best day of your life with stunning jewellery designs to be treasured forever. As every bride has a different taste, we have created wedding jewellery to suit every style, whether it be vintage inspired, glamorous, classic and timeless or sweet and romantic.

The bridal selection includes carefully hand-picked pieces: delicate or statement necklaces, glorious drop earrings, bangles and bracelets to give that extra special touch to your wedding look and rings so elegant that they’ll perfectly pair with your wedding ring. The array of Thomas Sabo engagement rings offers options for all budgets, including both stunning cubic zirconia encrusted designs in sterling silver and solid gold rings with real diamonds and gemstones from the Fine Jewellery collection.

The groom will be able to complement his look with stunningly designed cufflinks, elegant watches and sophisticated bracelets and the wedding jewellery edit also includes cute Charm Club pieces for flower girls.

At Brides Up North, we are particularly keen on the The Love Bridge range for brides or bridesmaids. The idea is inspired by a romantic ritual: as a symbol of their love and everlasting togetherness, lovers attach padlocks engraved with their initials to famous bridges in the most romantic cities in the world. From New York, Paris, Venice to Cape Town, the so-called ‘Love Bridges’ have become a symbol of romance, celebrating a special promise made by two people.

Profound feelings, meaningful moments, love and happiness – the new Love Bridge line from Thomas Sabo captures important events in life with a bespoke engraving. Why not use yours to send a secret love message? #anyexcuse

Visit the Thomas Sabo website to find out more about The Love Bridge range and their stunning bridal collection

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friday fabulous!

August 1st, 2014 | Julia Braime

Reece Ward Prints

The best summer read, like, ever.

Make your story a best seller.

‘The Happily Ever After Of…’Personalised’ Print by Reece Ward Prints, £20

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Bags Full Of Love.

January 30th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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On Thursday I told you all how proud I was to see Brides Up North Featured Supplier, and designer of gorgeous limited edition screen prints and wedding stationery, Helen of What A Do Weddings peddling her wares on Not On The High Street.

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Well, this afternoon she’s back, to show off this gorgeous range of personalised bags and prints – just in time for Valentine’s Day, and that would also make the perfect wedding favours or out of town goody bags for travelling guests.

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Why not give every female guest a blank [           ?            ] loves [           ?             ] bag and ask them to complete it themselves?  You might get some interesting results from your single bridesmaids – take cover Best Man!

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You can see more of Helen’s work here.

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And remember… The first 200 brides to register for the Brides Up North Super Showcase on Sunday 4th March 2012 at Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham and come to collect one on the day get a limited edition What A Do Weddings for Brides Up North tote to take home – absolutely free

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What A Do Weddings is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier

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Bridal Burlesque! Supplier Bulletin: Masque Photography

October 15th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Alongside your Strictly and your X Factor it seems that bit of razzle dazzle is just right for a Saturday night, wouldn’t you agree ladies? 

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Unless you have been buried under piles of tulle and lace, it won’t have escaped your attention that the art of burlesque has seen quite the revival in recent years.  With the fashion (and wedding) world increasingly influenced by a nostalgia for the glitz and glamour of bygone eras, it was only a matter of time before the very best of us fancied a flutter with a feathery fan. 

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You might draw inspiration for your wedding day beauty from burlesque’s old school pin up stars, fancy a little more slink from your bridal fashion or maybe even feel like having a go at it yourself.

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Funny that… Masque Photography, who are based in Yorkshire and specialise in beautiful boudoir photography are offering their clients the chance to learn the art of the tease with Secrets of the Boudoir Burlesque founder and performer, Deadly Nightshade. 

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Secrets Of The Boudoir Burlesque

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You can learn how to pose like a pin up, peel off gloves and create a burlesque routine followed by a vintage/pin-up make-over and hour photo-shoot inspired by the poses from the lesson. 

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Whether a gift for the hen, a much needed pre wedding confidence boost, a pressie for him indoors or simply for curiosity’s sake, might you be tempted to give it a go?

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What do you reckon?

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For more details on the packages available to you contact Helen at Masque Photography

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Click here to read an interview with Helen at Masque Photography. 

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